December 15, 1951
Key note: “Liverpool’s victory was their third in succession away from home, but they had to fight desperately hard for it. They were the better side in the first half, when they established a two goal lead, but Portsmouth were well on top in the second portion, and did enough pressing to warrant more than one goal.” (Liverpool Echo: December 15, 1951)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Fratton Park, kick-off: 14:15.
Portsmouth – Liverpool 1-3 (0-2).
Referee: Mr. E.W. Baker.
Portsmouth (2-3-5): Ernie Butler, Brian Edwards, Harry Ferrier, Jimmy Scoular, Jack Froggatt, Jimmy Dickinson, Peter Harris, Duggie Reid, Jack Henderson, Len Phillips, Marcel Gaillard.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Charles Ashcroft, Bill Jones, Ray Lambert, Jack Heydon, Laurie Hughes, Bob Paisley, Brian Jackson, Kevin Baron, Jack Smith, Jimmy Payne, Billy Liddell.
The goals: 0-1 Liddell (17 min.), 0-2 Smith (32 min.), 1-2 Reid, 1-3 Liddell (87 min.).